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Address: Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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The world's first marked underwater trail located near the shoreline,...

The world's first marked underwater trail located near the shoreline, making it one of the best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean.

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St Thomas Snorkel and Sail Adventure to St John

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The man-made needs updating - the natural is worth the visit!

The trail markers are overgrown and sometimes difficult to read. My daughter, son and I snorkeled the trail and my son and I ventured around the entire Trunk Cay. We were the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gregg C
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North Carolina
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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw so many amazing fish. Current was a bit strong on the day we were there but it was still wonderful.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I give itthree stars because the beach is pretty and the water awesome. But Trunk Bay has crowds, and the underwater snorkeling trail is lame. Several poorly maintained illegible signs and a seascape devoid of the beautiful coral, fish and other sea life present in far greater abundance at just about every other beach on St John. Skip this one.

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a unique and I believe the only underwater trail. A great way for someone new or seasoned snorkeler. Only drawback is the cruise ships offer tours which result in 50 people trying to do everything in a short time. The invasion lasts about two hours than back to normal. I believe it is from about 11am to 1pm.

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Thank Missionjas
North Carolina
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trail markers are overgrown and sometimes difficult to read. My daughter, son and I snorkeled the trail and my son and I ventured around the entire Trunk Cay. We were the 3rd, 4th and 5th persons in the water and it was fantastic. We hit the water about 7:45AM and were virtually alone. After about an hour of exploring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the beach area. Beautiful snorkeling! Stingray and lots of colorful fish. Watch out for the birds if you order fries!

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fish life and coral were very limited. Overhyped, not awful, just not worth going out your way for. Better snorkeling to be had on other beaches.

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Thank Tom P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little "trail" but you can tell it's been overrun by tourist. Getting out there very early is probably the best way to enjoy it.

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Colorado USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Simple little underwater trail to follow and snorkel. Nice coral and plenty of small to medium sized fish. Tends to be crowded in afternoons and on cruise ship days.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Great for beginner snorkelers! The under water snorkel trail is amazing and very fun to follow. While I ventured off the beaten path of the trail, it was still an easy way to find out where I was without having to look up.

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Thank Barry T
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

An underwater trail is a great idea, but the signs were covered in silt and the water was so churned up you couldn't figure out which direction to head for the next sign. Trunk Bay is gorgeous, but there are many better options for snorkeling.

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Thank Patti L

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